AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new product family from the 3M Communication Markets Division offers
wireless network operators an easy, scalable and flexible method for
managing fiber and power cables at the cell site. 3M™ Tower Dome
Terminals simplify cable management, weatherproof sensitive connections,
and enable quick and easy installation, leading to reduced operating
costs and improved network reliability. The product family will launch
at CTIA 2013, to be held May 20-23 at the Sands Expo and Convention
Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
3M Tower Dome Terminals offer solutions for fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA)
cabling configurations commonly used in advanced 3G and LTE/4G networks,
including trunked fiber cables, power cables and hybrid cables. The
terminals are used at the cell site where fiber and power feeder cables
connect to the jumper cables leading to remote radio units (RRUs).
The 3M difference is in the design:
The plug-and-play External Cable Assembly Module (ECAM) system,
exclusive to 3M, enables fast, craft-friendly installation and
sealing. The system allows cables to be prepared for installation on
the ground at the cell site and/or factory. On the tower, the ECAM
plugs containing the cables simply snap into the terminal ports, so
the tower hand spends less time in the air performing cumbersome
tasks, such as sealing and strain-relieving cable ports.
The IP68-rated terminals (with integrated fixed O-ring) provide a
highly reliable, weather-tight seal and reduce the chance of
installation error, helping to protect network reliability.
A tool-less dome latching mechanism allows quick sealing and re-entry
for easy changes and maintenance.
Designed to enhance performance and signal integrity, the terminals
separately manage fiber and power cables and accommodate standard
fiber bend radius specifications.
The terminal’s modular design allows the addition of optional surge
protectors or power terminal blocks, enhancing system flexibility. The
product family can accommodate up to 12 RRUs.
The terminal’s small, sturdy mounting bracket and low-profile design
help reduce tower loading and further simplify installation.
Find out more about 3M solutions for the cell site here.
About 3M Communication Markets Division
For more than 50 years, products from 3M have formed the backbone of the
telecommunications industry. Global customers have come to rely on 3M
quality to connect and protect their infrastructure. As a network of
networks, the 3M Communication Markets Division connects smart grids to
smart phones, wind farms to server farms, greenfield to brownfield and
wireline to wireless. Today, 3M is taking fiber further, moving mobility
forward and maximizing networks – from xDSL to the enterprise. Find
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands
of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. More information
about 3M Company is available online.
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